Artists across the globe both big and small are using their platforms to condemn Vladimir Putin's monstrous invasion of Ukraine, raising awareness and much-needed support for those in the line of fire.

There have been some fantastic examples but one of the best we've seen is by Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot, who have become a thorn in Putin's side over the past years. The group’s Nadya Tolokonnikova put that reputation to work by joining forces with Trippy Labs and members of PleasrDAO to create UkraineDAO, which via an NFT of Ukraine’s flag has raised more than $7.1M. Tolokonnikova said in a statement: ​​”We purposefully avoided adding our own art to this release; in a way it’s our strong conceptual artistic statement. People can have different aesthetics, but it’s not about what colour we prefer, it’s about uniting to save lives.

The Ukrainian flag unites us.” If you're an LCCM student and struggling to come to terms with the events of this last week, please feel free to speak to a Mental Health-trained member of staff or use our brilliant partner app, Kooth